Category archives: Cameras

Sony announces NEX-F3 mirrorless and SLT-A37 SLT camera

Sony has just announced two new cameras for the semi-professional consumers. The first one is the NEX-F3, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. It is the cheapest model in Sony’s NEX line and is to the NEX-5N what the NEX-3 was to the NEX-5. The NEX-F3 has a 16.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor from the NEX-5N. It’s a pretty large sensor and similar to what you might find on a DSLR […]

Samsung announces the mirrorless NX20, NX210 and NX1000, Wi-Fi-enabled Digicams

If you’ve missed it, the Samsung NX series comprises of cameras that use a big-size sensor and mirror-less technology.The new cameras include the NX20, which replaces the NX10, then the NX210, which replaces last year’s NX200, and an entirely new entry level model, the NX1000. All the three new digicams have 20.3MP APS-C sized CMOS sensors, an ISO range up to 12,800, 1080/30p video recording and yes, Wi-Fi connectivity. The […]

Nikon announces new entry level D3200 DSLR

Nikon has updated its D3100 entry level DSLR with the new D3200. One of the major new features is a high-resolution DX format 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, up from the 14.2 megapixel sensor on the D3100. Despite the increased resolution, the new D3200 can now capture images at 4fps in burst mode, compared to 3fps on the D3100. Other changes include 1080p video recording at 30fps instead of 24fps, 920k […]

Canon Announces the 4K-capable EOS-1D C full-frame DSLR and EOS C500 Cinema Camera

Canon has gone on a 4K (4096 x 2160) frenzy unveiling two 4K-shooters – the EOS 1D C DSLR and the Cinema EOS C500 cinema camera. Granted, 4K resolution monitors aren’t exactly a boom on the market just yet, but Canon is starting to give creatives the means to start creating for the new ultra high-resolution era. So, let’s take a look at those babies, starting with the EOS-1D C. […]

Canon announces the EOS 5D Mark III

Canon has announced the highly anticipated successor to the popular EOS 5D Mark II camera, the 5D Mark III. Among the list of improvements include a brand new 22.3 megapixel full-frame sensor, 1080p video recording, 61-point auto-focus system, 63-zone metering system, 6-fps shooting mode and the new DIGIC 5+ processor. When Canon launched the 5D Mark II back in 2008, it became an instant hit due to the presence of […]

Scuba diver finds Canon DSLR with a working SD card in the Pacific Ocean, locates the owner using Google+

Photographer Markus Thompson came across a Canon EOS 1000D off the end of a wharf in Deep Bay, BC while he was scuba diving. Apparently, the camera was lying there for over a year now, since August 2010 to be precise. However, upon closer inspection, Thompson discovered that the SD card inside was still in working condition. The SD card in question had pictures of a family vacation of some […]

RED Announces the $9,750 SCARLET, Shoots 4K RAW Video and 5K Still Images

Just when Canon’s parade was starting, here comes RED with the rain. The new SCARLET has just been announced and it costs nearly half of what the C300 does while at the same time managing to record 4K resolution 30fps RAW footage and 5K still images. The size advantage of C300 has also been taken care of by the SCARLET. Although RED does not mention the actual dimensions on their […]

Canon Unveils Cinema EOS C300 Interchangeable-lens Video Camera, prices it at $20,000

Canon has been making professional still cameras for a long time now but it is yet to enter the world of professional video camera, dominated by the likes of Arri and RED. But that’s history now with the announcement of the $20,000 Canon C300, Canon’s first professional video camera announced today at an event in the land of movies, Hollywood. The two main features of the C300 according to Canon […]

Nikon D300s Travels to the Edge of Space, Survives to Share the Results

It is one thing to send a cell phone or a small HD camera into space with a weather balloon, it is a completely different thing to send a D300s equipped with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens (about $2,200 combined) into space. And yet an even more courageous one to send it in a beer cooler. Tech students Erich Leeth and Terry Presley did send their D300s + the Tokina […]

[IFA 2011] Samsung Introduces 20 MP NX200 Camera a MultiView Compact and a Superzoom with Interchangeable-lens

The Samsung NX200 is a new compact system camera that delivers professional standard photography. The NX200 features a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high speed capture (including 100ms Advanced Auto Focus), wide range ISO (100-12800), HD movie recording, and Samsung’s unique i-Function lens. Samsung have also unveiled four new lenses, which are the 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS superzoom, 16mm F2.4 pancake, 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA, and 85mm F1.4 […]

Olympus announces SP-810UZ with the world's longest zoom lens

The Olympus SP-810UZ is a new 14-megapixel camera with 36x optical zoom. Successor to last year’s SP-800UZ, the Olympus SP-810UZ inherits its predecessor’s three-inch, 16:9 rear screen and 720p HD movie capture but adds a new 24-864mm equivalent lens, 3D shooting mode and “pet detection” mode. Also on board are 10 “magic filters”, intelligent Auto and beauty modes and features like AF Tracking and in-camera panorama stitching. Compatible with SD, […]

Panasonic launches FZ48 with 24x superzooms, 3D photos and 1080p video

Panasonic has just announced the new addition to their lineup of superzoom compacts, the FZ47 (to be known in Europe as FZ48). Carrying a 1/2.33″ 12.1 megapixel sensor the new camera has a 24x zoom range covering the 25 – 600mm range (in 35mm equivalent). The stabilized lens is pretty bright on the wide side opening the aperture all the way to F/2.8, but at the long end you only […]